Topic: interior design

Surface treatments have become one of the most versatile applications in interior spaces

Creativity and innovation come together to make surface treatments one of the most versatile applications in interior spaces. According to a BMI Research report, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) construction market is expected to be worth US$336bn by 2020, up from … More

Design experts weigh in on the changing face of retail design

With consumer behaviour changing rapidly, businesses are relying on interactive design via technology to draw the crowds. Despite the challenges facing the region’s retail sector due to an influx of e-commerce ventures – both regional and international, as well as the prevailing economic … More

Interview: SuperFutureDesign* discuss the growing impact of contemporary design in the Gulf

Andrea Sensoli and Cecilia Morosi of SuperFutureDesign* studio believe that pared down splendour is beginning to make an impact in the region. In 1998, husband and wife architect-duo, Andrea Sensoli and Cecilia Morosi, founded their design practice SuperFutureDesign* (SFD*) in the quaint and … More

Meet the judges for 2018 CID Awards

With excitement building up as we approach the highly-anticipated CID Awards 2018, to be held on September 19, 2018, at the Joharah Ballroom in the iconic Madinat Jumeirah, the judging panel for the awards has been appointed. To uphold our much valued principles … More

Wood is increasingly gaining popularity in interior surfaces due to its natural appeal says Roderic Wiles of AHEC

Studies have shown that 70% of timber and wood products are being used in the construction industry, with the real estate sector, interiors, furniture and other industrial applications following closely behind. Organisers of the Dubai Wood Show, held earlier this year, believe that … More

UAE designers on how they are shaking up interior spaces with new materials and textures

We have asked a few UAE-based designers about how they are shaking up interior spaces with the use of new materials and textures. Here is what they said: What are some of the new innovations in the industry? Lulie Fisher (LF): Natural products … More

Kate Rube of International Well Being Institute says architecture can be used to encourage people to adopt healthier habits

Please explain your background a little bit – your work and current post with the International WELL Building Institute. I’m a member of the Market Solutions team at IWBI, which is dedicated to supporting WELL projects – helping them to navigate the certification … More

Beirut-based digital design store and gallery Adorno launches new collection

Unveiled during Beirut Design Week, the Beirut-based digital design store and gallery, Adorno, has recently launched a collection of products designed by 15 independent and emerging designers. Titled ‘The Beirut Collection’, the exhibition was held in a 1930s apartment block and includes furniture, … More

CID Awards nominations deadline extended to July 12

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2018 Commercial Interior Design Awards has been extended until Thursday July 12 – giving applicants an extra week to work on their nominations. The event will take place on Wednesday September 19 at the Joharah Ballroom … More

Gaia Studio fuses heritage and contemporary design to create Central America’s first W Hotel

The first W hotel in Central America, the W Panama, opened its doors to the public in March this year. Located within the 50-floor Evolution Tower, the hotel makes a befitting addition to Panama City, towering over the heart of the business district. … More

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